On February 10, 2015 Rich Jelks began experiencing stroke like symptoms while he was at work. He was immediately rushed to North Bay Medical Center Hospital where he underwent an emergency workup which included a CT scan. To everyone's surprise and disbelief, Rich's CT scan and later MRI results revealed not 1, but 2 tumors inside Rich's skull that were causing his symptoms.
Rich is now 2 hours away from his loving wife Wendy, and their 2 beautiful children Madalayn (8) and Luca (7). Wendy has been at Rich's side in the hospital since his arrival to emergency, and has been making the trek home to care for the needs of their children and herself.
On 2/12 Rich underwent a brain biopsy to determine what type of tumors the hospital is dealing with. As of today, they are still waiting on the results. The game plan from here on out is to bring Rich to Stanford Hospital in Stanford, CA which is almost an hour and a half from their home. Once he gets there, they will treat whatever this is.
While all of this is going on, Rich and Wendy are undergoing intense financial burden with this unseen medical issue . They do not have the support that most of us wish we could give them, so those of us who would like to lighten the load have created this GoFundMe page in the hopes to meet their financial needs so it is one less thing to worry about.
Please, whether you can donate $1 or $100, this beautiful family is in need. Let us all give what we can in the hopes that they only have 1 challenge to face when the results are in.
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